To Sow From Stones
Mindy Solomon is pleased to present the third solo exhibition of Genevieve Cohn in Miami, To Sow Stones. Continuing with the theme of feminist communities, Cohn explores the notion of cooperative labor.
“My paintings project possible communities of women by drawing from both a historical and imaginative past, present, and future. Utilizing imagery and ideologies drawn from The Women’s Land Army from World War I and World War II, as well as female separatist communities, fairy tales and literary fiction, my paintings acknowledge and reflect a world where female power is derived from collaboration, self-endowed agency, and connection with the natural world. I consider ideas of collection, adornment, beauty, and choice as the figures within the worlds of my work construct spaces that engage ideas of ritual and practice.”
Drawing once again from richly layered storytelling, Cohn imagines a world bathed in orange and pink neon and layers of warm and cool translucent colors. Strangely oppositional- almost unlikely, these pigment choices lend an other worldly, fictional sense of existence to the subjects on view. Rounded, stylized figures bending and moving, occupy an outsized placement in the picture plane, creating a sense of pleasant distortion.
Embracing femininity combined with an adherence to labor creates an interesting combination of perception and reality. The silent workers in Cohn’s paintings hold space while never being intrusive. Quiet, persistent and meditative- the perfect and fitting metaphor for Cohn’s work and her continued maturation with the gallery. We are excited to showcase this accomplished exhibition.
About Genevieve Cohn
Genevieve Cohn received her MFA from Indiana University and her BA in Art and Culture & Communication from Ithaca College. She has participated in residencies at the Fiore Art Center, The Vermont Studio Center, The Ragdale Foundation, and AiRGentum and is the winning recipient of the Hopper Prize. Genevieve has exhibited work in New York City, Boston, Chicago, and London, among other cities, and is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami. Recent exhibitions include a two-person exhibition with Garten Gallery in Como, Italy, and solo exhibition with Hashimoto Contemporary in New York City.
Her artwork has been featured in several publications, including Juxtapoz Magazine, New American Paintings, Create Magazine and Art Maze Magazine. Genevieve currently lives in Boston and teaches at Wellesley College.